How to Help Pets Affected by Hurricane Sandy
October 31, 2012
Many of us not directly in the path of Hurricane Sandy who have been glued to our computers, radios and TVs have a couple of important questions on our minds: "How can we help?" and "What about the pets?"
Here are a few ways to assist those affected by the Hurricane -- furry friends included.
-For general assistance, the easiest thing to do is text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the Red Cross. You can also donate online at redcross.org. (Note that the Red Cross has been working with the SPCA and local animal shelters in the northeast.)
-Other organizations helping out include The Salvation Army, Feeding America and World Vision.
-If you're in the New York area, Mayor Mike Bloomberg tweeted this on Tuesday: "Many have asked how they can volunteer to help. Best way is to register with @NYCService or click on.fb.me/SuMWiG #SandyNYC". Mayor Bloomberg also specifically stated that pets are welcome at evacuation shelters, too.
-For animal-specific assistance, you can donate to the American Humane Society or the Humane Society of the United States.
Stay in touch for more information about Hurricane Sandy, as we'll be keeping you updated about how pet travel is being affected.
(photo credit: humanesociety.org)